1978 Hess Tanker Truck


Original Cost: $2.39
Manufactured: 600,000

Complete with truck, box & all packing. Measures approximately 14″ in length.
Release date: November – 1978
Truck & Box – Mint Condition

Out of stock

SKU: H1978-10 Category:


Original Cost: $2.49
Manufactured: 600,000
SKU# H1978-10

The 1977 & 1978 Hess trucks both have 1977 in Roman numerals on the battery cover. Difference between the 1977 & 1978 is the size of the rear decal. 1977 decal is 1″ X 1 ½” and the 1978 is 7/8″ x 1 ½.”. The classic is back! A modernized Fuel Oil Tanker with a larger, squared off cab, featuring a sparkling chrome grille – only the second truck yet with such a detail.

Truck Details:

  • The 1977 & 1978 trucks had more chrome than prior years.
  • Working head and taillights and removable hose.
  • Truck and decals are all present and in excellent condition (see pics).
  • Battery compartment is clean (see pic) and all the lights are in working order.
  • The truck measures approximately 14″ in length.

Box Details:

  • Box is in excellent condition with strong corners (see pics).
  • Complete with both top & bottom inserts plus battery card.
  • End of the box reads: Made in Hong Kong “Amerada Hess Corporation Woodridge, New Jersey 07095”.
  • When the boxes were produced the word Woodbridge was misspelled as Woodridge.
  • There is no writing on the other end.
  • No truck was issued in 1979 due to the gas shortage.

Truck & Box – Mint Condition

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs

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